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Grade 4 Writing - Comprehension (Literature)

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When a student learns to read and analyze literature, it will strengthen their writing narrative skills. They will use the elements found in literature they read in short stories. These would include characters, settings, events and specific details. The more students read, the better it will help them write their narratives. In this quiz, students will answer questions about what should be included in their narrative writing.

1.
When writing a short story, how should the student begin their story?
They should provide the conflict that will be solved later
They should introduce each character with a description
They should show the setting through details and events
They should describe the setting by explaining exactly what it looks like
It is important to show and not tell
2.
Also, during the beginning of the story, how should the characters be introduced?
By a separate paragraph describing each character
By alternating explaining events and characters' descriptions
By explaining the events with the characters' descriptions
The characters should be described immediately with the conflict
Similar to the setting, the characters should be described with the action
3.
In what way should the conflict be described?
By describing the major problem and then explaining what led to this major problem
By announcing the conflict when it is at its worst
By building suspense through events with the conflict
By describing the events after the major problem
In a story, the conflict builds up to the climax
4.
When describing the climax in a story, what should be taking place?
The conflict should be resolved
The characters should be excited
The conflict is should just be beginning
The conflict should be at its worst
When the conflict reaches the climax, the conflict is at its worst
5.
What should be included with the characters?
Feelings from each character
Every characters' thoughts
Dialogue between characters
Descriptions of the characters' facial expressions
Characters should communicate with each other
6.
After the climax takes place in a story, what happens after that?
The problem is introduced
The problem is resolved
The characters get angry
The story is wrapped up
Even though the problem is resolved during the falling action, the story is usually not over
7.
During the resolution, what happens?
The conflict decreases
The characters start another problem
The problem continues
The story comes to a close
At the resolution, the story comes to an end
8.
How should the author of the story let the reader visualize the events and characters?
The author should include more words than they expect
The author should write the events in chronological order
The author should include linking verbs and articles
The author should include adjectives, adverbs and descriptive details
When a student uses adjectives, adverbs and descriptive details in a story, the reader will be able to visualize the story
9.
In what way can a student show and not tell a story?
By using strong action verbs
By including nouns and verbs
By using linking verbs
By including many events
Strong action verbs will show exactly what is happening in the story
10.
Why should the author include the theme of the story?
Because the reader will understand the purpose of the story
To let the reader know the message the author is conveying
So the reader can predict what will happen next
To ensure that the reader will want to read the author's next story
Since the theme of the story is the message, the student should be writing the story with their message in mind
Author:  Amy Flanders

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